Harrington man’s body discovered after morning search by Marine Patrol

Posted:  Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:30pm
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HARRINGTON – The body of 62-year old Delbert Caler of Harrington was discovered this morning by a local fisherman working with Maine Marine Patrol to locate the shellfish harvester, missing since last night.

Marine Patrol received a report this morning at approximately 6 a.m. that Caler, a licensed shellfish harvester, was missing after he had gone clamming last evening.

The search, coordinated by the Maine Marine Patrol, began immediately and involved many locals searching on the water and shore, as well as members of the Maine Warden Service.

His body was found at approximately 9 a.m. in the water a half mile away from Lower Wass Cove on the Pleasant River where, earlier in the morning, clamming gear believed to be Caler’s was located.

Caler’s body is being transferred to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for confirmation of cause of death.

Involved in today’s search were Marine Patrol Sergeant’s Colin MacDonald and Russell Wright, Officers Keith York, and Jonathan Varnum, Pilot Steve Ingram, and Specialist Mark Murry. Maine Warden Service Bayley Grant and Scott Osgood were also involved in the search as were many members of the local community.